Alert: This function’s access is marked private. This means it is not intended for use by plugin or theme developers, only in other core functions. It is listed here for completeness.

_get_admin_bar_pref( string $context = 'front', int $user ): bool

Retrieves the admin bar display preference of a user.


$context string Optional
Context of this preference check. Defaults to 'front'. The 'admin' preference is no longer used.

Default: 'front'

$user int Optional
ID of the user to check, defaults to 0 for current user.

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bool Whether the admin bar should be showing for this user.

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File: wp-includes/admin-bar.php. View all references

function _get_admin_bar_pref( $context = 'front', $user = 0 ) {
	$pref = get_user_option( "show_admin_bar_{$context}", $user );
	if ( false === $pref ) {
		return true;

	return 'true' === $pref;

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Version Description
3.1.0 Introduced.

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